• Carnegie Vanguard High School

    2019 - 2020

    Spanish II

    The Spanish II class provides the students with the opportunity to reinforce and build on the basic skills acquired in Spanish I. Students will strengthen their communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing under everyday life situations. Continuous Spanish learning requires being exposed to large amounts of the new language and getting accustomed to communicate in that language. Students will be expected to make every attempt to communicate in Spanish during class.

    Through the acquisition of the Spanish Language, students will have the chance to explore how they may use Spanish in the future either for personal enjoyment or as a tool to open more professional opportunities.

     

    Goals (*)

    • Communication: The student communicates in Spanish using the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
    • Culture: The student gains knowledge and understanding of Hispanic culture.
    • Connections: The student uses Spanish to make connections with other subject areas and acquired information.
    • Comparisons: The student develops insight into the nature of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture by comparing the student’s own language and culture to another.
    • Communities: The student participates in their own community and around the world using the Spanish language.

     

    (*) These goals are the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) for LOTE (Languages Other Than English) novice level.

     

    Grading Categories and Weights:

    IMPORTANT!!! For This course (Spanish II) you must complete your homework, projects, evaluation and class work in order to pass the class and get your credit for Spanish II.

     

     

    CATEGORY

    WEIGHT

    Minor Grade

     

    Homework

    10 %

    Classwork

    15 %

    Activities online

    15 %

    Major Grade

     

    Exams

    20 %

    Quizzes

    20 %

    Projects

    20 %

     

     

    100 %

     

     

     

     

    CLASS MATERIALS

    This is absolutely essential in order to ensure you are prepared, organized, and successful in this class!

    • Textbook online “¡AVANCEMOS! 2”
    • Pencil and pen (blue/black)
    • Paper to take notes (notebook, binders, etc)
    • Student laptop

     

    Class rules

     Teacher and students will acknowledge and follow all the guidelines and rules defined in the HISD Code of Conduct.

     

    Cell Phones

    Cell phones are not permitted for use in class unless directed by the teacher. All cell phones need to be placed in the provided cell phone pocket chart hanging at the front of the classroom before class starts and will be “parked” there until class is over. Students caught with a cell phone will have their phone taken up and given to the Assistant Principal.

     

    Late Work

     Late work will be only accepted if the student has a legitimate excuse for not turning the assignment in on time. Acceptable excuses have to be endorsed by a parent or guardian, or an excused absence by the attendance clerk.

     

    Absences and Make-up Work

    If a student is absent it is HIS/HER RESPONSABILITY to get any make-up work from the appropriate class folder and turn it in to the teacher the next two working days after the absence for full credit. After that, students will receive   partial credit. No make-up work will be accepted after eight working days or the last three days before the grading cycle is over.

     

    Re-take policy

     Please refer to the CVHS Retake Policy: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/96290 and:

     

    • Not to exceed 2 retakes per grading cycle.
    • Student must request the retake within 24 hours and complete the retake within one week of grade posted
    • Retakes are for in-class assessments only: end of lesson quiz and end of chapter exam.
    • Student must fill out a retake form to request it and complete the required remediation as listed on the form. Retake form request will not be accepted on the date of the retake.
    • If there are multiple retakes on the same day, it is the student’s responsibility to reschedule with the teacher in advance.
    • No shows count as a taken retake.

     

    Questions, Comments, …Need Help?

    You may contact me at:   E-mail: vvence@houstonisd.org 

     

     

    Calendar (Tentative)

    Otoño 2019

    SEMANA

    UNIDADES Y CAPÍTULOS

    Semana 1 - 2

    Preliminar: Mis amigos y yo (FLORIDA)

     

    Semana 3 – 4

    Semana 5 - 6

    UNIDAD 1: ¡A CONOCER NUEVOS LUGARES! (COSTA RICA)

    Capítulo 1: Vamos de viaje

    Capítulo 2: Cuéntame de tus vacaciones

     

    Semana 7 – 8

    Semana 9 - 10

    UNIDAD 2: ¡SOMOS SALUDABLES! (ARGENTINA)

    Capítulo 1: La Copa Mundial

    Capítulo 2: ¿Qué vamos hacer?

     

    Semana 11 – 12

    Semana 13 - 14

    UNIDAD 3: ¡VAMOS DE COMPRAS! (PUERTO RICO)

    Capítulo 1: ¿Cómo me queda?

    Capítulo 2: Filmamos en el mercado

    Semana 15

    Examen Final del Semestre

     

    Primavera 2020

    SEMANA

    UNIDADES Y CAPÍTULOS

     

    Semana 1 – 2

    Semana 3 – 4

    UNIDAD 4: CULTURA ANTIGUA, CIUDAD MODERNA (MEXICO)

    Capítulo 1: Una leyenda mexicana

    Capítulo 2: México antiguo y moderno

     

    Semana 5 – 6

    Semana 7 - 8

    UNIDAD 5: ¡A COMER! (ESPAÑA)

    Capítulo 1: ¡Qué rico!

    Capítulo 2: ¡Buen provecho!

     

    Semana 9 – 10

    Semana 11 - 12

    UNIDAD 6: ¿TE GUSTA EL CINE? (ESTADOS UNIDOS)

    Capítulo 1: ¡Luces, cámara, acción!

    Capítulo 2: ¡Somos estrellas!

     

    Semana 13 – 14

    Semana 14 - 15

    UNIDAD 7: SOY PERIODISTA (REPUBLICA DOMENICANA)

    Capítulo 1:Nuestro periódico escolar

    Capítulo 2: Somos familia

     

    Semana 16 – 17

    UNIDAD 8:NUESTRO FUTURO (ECUADOR)

    Capítulo 1: El mundo de hoy

    Capítulo 2: En el futuro

    Semana 18

    Examen Final del Semestre